American Wagyu beef is known to be healthier than other kinds of beef, thanks to its higher concentration of monounsaturated fat relative to saturated fat. But let’s face it: People buy Wagyu beef mostly for the taste. That buttery flavor is world-famous. Some say it’s good enough to eat, without steak seasoning, every day. But there are some good reasons to add seasoning. It adds variety to your cuisine. And it brings  out various flavors in the beef. But you have to know what you’re doing, or you can diminish the Wagyu beef experience.


Here’s some tips on how to season Wagyu beef to achieve the best results.


  • Salting beef too long before cooking can dehydrate it, making it too tough and dry when cooked, so don’t add salt too far ahead of your cooking time.
  • Too much seasoning (of any kind) will overwhelm and hide the flavor of your beef. And when it’s Wagyu, that would be a tragedy.
  • Try a Montreal steak seasoning mix. And for a fun challenge, make your own. Typical ingredients include: garlic, coriander, black pepper, cayenne pepper flakes, dill seed, and salt. But feel free to experiment. Some cooks add paprika, thyme, rosemary, and/or granulated onion.
  • Try non-dry ingredients: minced garlic, chopped jalapeno peppers, and whatever you have growing in your garden at home.
  • Try a flavored sea salt. There’s a wide variety of wonderful brands available but also some fairly easy recipes for making these at home, including Pinot Noir Sea Salt. But be warned– these salts take 12-24 hours to dry, so don’t expect to do this right before cooking your beef.
  • Add cajun seasoning to spice up Wagyu ground beef.
  • Add a jerk seasoning marinade to a Wagyu chuck eye steak.
  • Add italian seasoning to Wagyu meatballs, Tuscan steak or rib eye
  • Try a prime cut of Wagyu beef with just a touch of salt and pepper
  • Try Wagyu stir fry with soy sauce, peanut oil, garlic, ginger and minced scallion


For quality American Wagyu Beef, you can trust Triple T Ranch. Located in south Alabama, our small, family-owned-and-operated ranch is a place where practicing proven husbandry techniques ensures the health and prosperity of the herd. Our cattle are all well cared-for and registered through the American Wagyu association. We’re committed to raising quality cattle and dedicated to others who also want to experience this amazing breed. Contact us or call (251) 277-3266 for more information.

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